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09/01/11

All New Releases - Now In Stock

Artist:
Title:
Adult Contemporaries
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B14) $14.98 

Amazing new record featuring members of Pains Of Being Pure At Heart! "Lead single "Backseat Heart" finds their sound crystallized into clean '80s synth rock" - Stereogum. "The Hochheims, who have played in The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Depreciation Guild and other groups, have a clear love of '80s UK indie" - Brooklyn Vegan.

Artist:
Title:
Adult Contemporaries
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B20) $20.98 

Amazing new record featuring members of Pains Of Being Pure At Heart! "Lead single "Backseat Heart" finds their sound crystallized into clean '80s synth rock" - Stereogum. "The Hochheims, who have played in The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Depreciation Guild and other groups, have a clear love of '80s UK indie" - Brooklyn Vegan.

Artist:
Title:
Recollected (2000-2010)
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B15) $15.98 

From the early years of Albany, New York's After The Fall emerges a greatest hits album, or better put a "Recollection" of the band's and fans' favorite songs off their albums Eradication, Fort Orange, Everything, Collar City and Fetd, which were released between 2000 and 2010. Recollection is a culmination of songs that have catapulted the band to where there are today: Heavy hitters in the hardcore punk realm. Recollection will mark their 6th release, re-mastered for a fresh take on their classics. Get ready for 17 in-your-face shredders that are sure to bring a smile to any fast-skate-punks face.

Artist:
Title:
The Moon Lookin Fye Again
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B18) $18.98 

Limited edition, hand numbered CD edition of the Awful Records/NRK (Odd Future) collaboration project from Coodie Breeze x Tyler Major, "The Moon Lookin Fye Again". Limited to a numbered edition of only 300 copies, this special edition comes with 3 bonus tracks.

Artist:
Title:
Diff & Dudley Featuring The Big Sirs
Release Date: 1/20/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B17) $17.98 

Veteran West Michigan musicians, longtime pals and former band mates Jack Leaver (aka Diff) and Mitch Wood (aka Dudley) share a simmering passion for vintage country music, what the duo calls "the good stuff." Known regionally for their stint playing and recording in the late '80s and early '90s with alt-country outfit The Dushanes, and Wood's subsequent tenure with Dutch Henry, the duo had long desired to make a hardcore country album, complete with rollicking humor, drinking songs, and the pathos that can occur with everyday life. With the release of its debut album "Here's Diff & Dudley featuring The Big Sirs," the duo accomplished just that, with a 12-track outing, that reverently recalls country music of the '50s, '60s and '70s. Sharing vocal duties, Diff and Dudley wrote the bulk of the songs together, with three of them co-written with Robert Reynolds, a founding member of the Grammy winning group The Mavericks. Produced and recorded by Tommy Schichtel (Concussions, B-Sides, Fuzzrites) at his all-analog Goon Lagoon Studios in Grand Rapids, "Here's Diff & Dudley" captures the rawness and organic spontaneity of early country recordings, evidenced in the Jones-abilly romp 'Don't Wake Daddy," and the plaintive, Haggard-esque 'Travelin' Kind.' The Big Sirs -- comprised of some of the best country musicians in the Big Mitten -- provide spirited and authentic backing to the tracks, including plenty of pedal steel guitar, honky tonk piano and Tex Mex style accordian.

Artist:
Title:
Before The Blues
Release Date: 12/9/2016
Format: DV
List Price: (B33) $33.98 

This DVD is an instructional tool for people who are interesting in finding different ways to approach American vernacular guitar. I have found in my studies of early country blues guitar that many of the styles of fingerpicking and strumming used by the early songsters incorporated parts of the banjo techniques used in old-time music. As the guitar became popular in the black communities of the South, there was a time when the two instruments freely interchanged ideas. I spent long hours practicing and learning the styles from various players in the South. Others approaches to fingerpicking were learnt from the 1920s recordings of musicians such as Jimmie Rodgers and Papa Charlie Jackson. They used a syncopated style to "dress up" what would otherwise be simple chord progressions. I hope this lesson will show a guitar approach that is perfect for accompanying a song and selling a performance. While the mechanics of the lesson may seem rudimentary, I believe you will be surprised at the way you can apply these techniques to your own style. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen. As well, a Bonus Audio section features the original recordings of the tunes taught. NTSC all region, 100 minutes.

Artist:
Title:
Heart Of Gum
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B13) $13.98 

Following up a slew of LPs on Feeding Tube Records and NNA Tapes, the twisted pop producer Grape Room (fka Great Valley, or in real life, Peter Nichols) presents his Nicey debut, written and recorded in the last months of his half-decade in the fabled hill town of Brattleboro VT, where demented but brilliant Brian-Wilson-esque pop songs seem to fall out the sky (see Chris Weisman, The Lentils, Ruth Garbus, Blanche Blanche Blanche).

Artist:
Title:
Who Is She?
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B13) $13.98 

The alter ego of Louise Chicoine, leader of the MA psych cult Rabbit Rabbit, in the roaming studio of Grape Room (aka Peter Nichols), the underground pop mastermind known for his homespun method of "reverse-engineering pop gold for the alternative sects."

Artist:
Title:
Moshburger
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B19) $19.98 

Thrash-metal-crossover band along the lines of Municipal Waste, Suicidal Tendencies, or D.R.I.

Artist:
Title:
Space Invaders
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B20) $20.98 

Following 2 albums on Western Star Records, The Kings Of Outer Space are back in 2016 with a brand new album "Space Invaders".

Artist:
Title:
Alligator Joyride
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B20) $20.98 

The Montgomerys, a four-piece who are a high energy and captivating mixture of country and rock & roll. The Montgomerys' debut album captures the band's high-energy sound by recording the ten tracks live, with the songs mixed on vintage analog equipment at the Dog House Music Studio. Check out the authentic sound of the record, which has The Montgomery's trademark three-part harmonies at the fore.

Artist:
Title:
Remember Death
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B17) $17.98 

Fast, technical, melodic; those are just a few words that the punk rock community uses to describe Mutes's music. Considered by many to be a crucial staple in the skate punk world, the band has spent the last 18 years taking a 100% DIY approach to bringing its music to the masses!

Artist:
Title:
Dameronia With Strings
Release Date: 2/17/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (A52) $52.98 

Jazz drummer Ferit Odman's third album, "Dameronia With Strings" is a tribute to Tadd Dameron and is now available on the high resolution audiophile format developed by JVC called XRCD. The remarkably sensitive played session by Ferit Odman, Terell Stafford, Peter Washington and Danny Grissett both as a band and ace soloists lets us dream up high above the sky together with a well-balanced, swinging string sextet and beautiful arrangements by David O'Rourke. This is a tribute to Tadd Dameron and gives us the chance to remember Dameron's influential approach to jazz as an orchestrator too. Just like Philly Joe Jones did with his Dameronia project, Odman takes us on a beautiful journey around the fantastic music composed by Tadd Dameron, this time with the addition of strings on an audiophile all analog recording. This extended resolution CD (XRCD) from JVC brings the listener higher fidelity and improved audio quality by enhancing the process of mastering and manufacturing compact discs. This XRCD is compatible with all CD players. Listen & Compare. The cover art and design was done by Japanese artist Takao Fujioka.

Artist:
Title:
Getting Around The Neck
Release Date: 12/9/2016
Format: DV
List Price: (B33) $33.98 

There is always something new to learn about music, especially about rhythm guitar and harmony. Watch this lesson and learn how we can use inversions, moving voices and altered chords to accompany a melody the way it deserves to be. Let's dig a little deeper into the 3 string approach that we've discussed in the lesson Rhythm On 3 Strings and discover even more possibilities for our practice and application of this technique. Getting Around The Neck This lesson will shed light on the fretboard and you will begin to make connections to everything you already know regardless of level and style as well as making you a better rhythm guitarist. Musicians will enjoy playing with you and you'll get the gig. I invite you to join me in this lifelong journey of fretboard discovery! NTSC all region, 106 minutes. A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a pdf file on the DVD. Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and played slowly on a split-screen.

Artist:
Title:
Apparitions
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B14) $14.98 

The dark punk debut album from southern California's bastard sons of Rudimentary Peni and H.P. Lovecraft. This CD comes packaged in four panel digipak complete with lyric booklet and adorned with the artwork of lead singer Etcher. Apparitions creates a sinister mood with lashes of aggression with a bit of a Leftover Crack feel emerging at points along the way.

Artist:
Title:
The Pagan Winter
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B34) $34.98 

The Pagan Winter is the first studio recording by Hungarian symphonic black metal band Sear Bliss.

Artist:
Title:
Dead Sun Rising
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: LP
List Price: (B24) $24.98 

Second full-length of thrash metal from the Berlin band!

Artist:
Title:
Dead Sun Rising
Release Date: 1/6/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B19) $19.98 

Second full-length of thrash metal from the Berlin band!

Artist:
Title:
Mata Hati
Release Date: 2/17/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 2-24-17) For those of you who haven't forgotten Tohpati's electrifying emergence as a freshman bandleader in 2010 – catapulting onto the global stage with the critically acclaimed initial offering of Tohpati Ethnomission, "Save The Planet" - "Mata Hati" will come as a most welcomed follow-up. Although six years is a lengthy gap between recordings, it is obvious that the players involved have been doing anything but resting. On the contrary, the proceedings are highlighted by a vibrant, cohesive group dynamic where powerful individual performances are subtlety interwoven into the exotic fabrics of its nine acute, ambitious and amazingly diverse musical tapestries. The power and authority of its improvisational content doesn't steal the show, but works as a perfect compliment to the ingenious underlying framework; this is truly a group effort, and a most potent delivery. Featuring all the six-string acrobatics one would expect from a guitarist of Tohpati's considerable scope and creative brilliance, equally on display here is his mastery of western harmony and his uncanny melodic sense as both a player and a composer. Ethnomission rocks with authority; they slither through the grass, unnoticed; they provide enticing glimpses of a rich, mystical music culture, begging to be further revealed ... and they dance on air. Besides being one of Indonesia’s most well known and celebrated guitarists, Tohpati is also one of its busiest session men. In a career which has seen him work as both a band leader and support player for many of his country's most celebrated popular artists -- in addition to seven albums with simakDialog (spanning more than 20 years), and three previous marquee projects for MoonJune -- his chameleon-like ability to tailor his playing to suit a variety of diverse styles has always served him well. But on this particular outing, he reveals even further depths of both his dexterity and his creative genius. This potent, engaging set features masterful work by veteran bassist Indo Hardjodikoro, Diki Suwarjiki on suling bamboo flute and tarompet (Indonesian clarinet), and is propelled by the flowing rhythmic combination of Endang Ramdan on kendang percussion, and Demas Narawangsa on drums. (The opening tune, "Janger," also features the Czech Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michaela Ruzickova.) This is music which transcends boundaries, genre and expectations, capturing some of Tohpati's finest, most profound musical statements to date – this is one you certainly won't want to miss!

Artist:
Title:
Best Audiophile Voices Selection
Release Date: 2/17/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (A58) $58.98 

"Best Audiophile Voices Selection" is the 1st in this collection featuring the talents of such well-known female vocalists as Eva Cassidy, Alison Krauss, Stacey Kent, Jheena Lodwick and many more. Contains 15 tracks including covers of such well known songs as "What a Wonderful World", "What the World Needs Now is Love", "Desperado", "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" etc. In approaching this rich collection, the performance of the artists will touch your soul as it is designed to be enjoyed and admired with your audio system. This extended resolution CD (XRCD) from JVC brings the listener higher fidelity and improved audio quality by enhancing the process of mastering and manufacturing compact discs. This XRCD is compatible with all CD players. Listen & Compare.

Artist:
Title:
The Stone House
Release Date: 2/17/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 2-24-17) Occasionally, records are released which are an instant game changer: albums so profoundly innovative and compelling in their conception, construction and delivery that they are immediately essential. "The Stone House Sessions" is just such a release. And it was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs and completely improvised, with no music written down or rehearsed The album features two of today's most original, ingenious and decidedly "risk taking" electric guitar proponents, easily among the instrument's most vital new voices: the UK's Mark Wingfield (Jane Chapman; solo artist, and; one half of the long-running guitar duo, with acoustic maestro, Kevin Kastning), and Germany's Markus Reuter (Stick Men; The Crimson ProjeKct; Centrozoon). Each, in their own unique way, has been stretching the bounds of the tonal and textural limitations of the instrument, and, in the process, has respectively developed their own individual techniques, stylistic approaches and idiosyncratic vocabularies. Accompanied by the sure-footed foundational tandem of the Israeli-born UK transplants, bassist Yaron Stavi (David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Robert Wyatt, Richard Galliano) and drummer Asaf Sirkis (Tim Garland, Mark Wingfield, Nicolas Meier) - a familiar pair, who by all appearances are more than capable of making most anything groove infectiously, and in perfect cadence - the album incorporates many of the elements which have drawn listeners to progressive music for decades. Not only is the album often a canvas hosting a grand experiment in spontaneous group interaction, but it is also an exploration into the tonal and textural possibilities of all the instruments involved. The resulting picture which takes shape is one where the whole is much greater than the sum of its profound parts, and emotion, above all, emerges victorious. There is a pervasive sort of "thumb your nose at convention" corporate approach employed by the quartet through every turn, as the music alternately builds, floats suspenseful, resolves violently ... speaking fluently; interjecting, suddenly; setting flight on a whim, with complete abandon. Seldom has recorded music, of any genre, achieved the level of emotional candidness and intimacy with the moment that is captured here. The unit embraces free jazz, ambient, psychedelic, trance, rock, fusion, and more -- producing a music so brilliant, fresh, honest and uniquely original that it truly defies categorization. With all participants in peak form - at their most unpretentious and uninhibited best - The Stone House Sessions ranks as one of the most adventurous, intuitive, high-stakes gambles the genre has ever witnessed. These kind of moments just aren't supposed to happen in the confines of a studio. This is one bet that pays huge dividends ... prepare to be blown away!


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